Translation of "situation" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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situationnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsɪtʃ.uˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌsɪtʃ.uˈeɪ.ʃən/

B1 the set of things that are happening and the conditions that exist at a particular time and place

处境,情况,形势
the economic/political situation 经济/政治形势
Her news put me in a difficult situation. 她的消息让我陷入困难的境地。
"Would you get involved in a fight?" "It would depend on the situation." “你会和别人打架吗?”“这要看具体情况。”
I'll worry about it if/when/as the situation arises (= if/when/as it happens). 这种情况发生时,我会为它担忧。

old use a job

工作
My sister has a good situation as a teacher in the local school. 我姐姐有一份好工作,在当地学校当老师。

formal the position of something, especially a town, building, etc.

(尤指城镇、建筑物等的)位置
The house's situation in the river valley is perfect. 房子在河谷中的位置极佳。

More examples

  • Quite frankly, I think this whole situation is ridiculous.
  • It's a difficult situation and I don't know what the answer is.
  • Few journalists have managed to convey the full horror of the situation.
  • I thought he handled the situation very well.
  • The situation has become intolerable.

(Translation of “situation” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)